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Trafficking in Persons Report 2011

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Date Published
June 2011
410 pages
This document from the U.S. Department of State contains the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report.
This report examines how governments in 184 countries, including the United States, are fulfilling their obligations to combat all crimes associated with trafficking in persons. The United States' Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 defines severe forms of trafficking in persons two ways: for use in the sex trade through force, fraud, or coercion, or when the person is under the age of 18; or for labor or services through force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. This report assesses the progress made by governments to enact laws prohibiting severe forms of trafficking in persons as defined by the TVPA, establish criminal penalties for human trafficking offenses, implement human trafficking laws through vigorous prosecution of the prevalent forms of trafficking in the country, use government funding and partnerships with non-governmental organizations to provide aid to trafficking victims, improve victim protection efforts, ensure victims have access to legal and other assistance, ensures repatriation and reintegration for victims, and establishes measures to prevent human trafficking. Countries are placed in one of four tiers according to their government's efforts to reach compliance with TVPA's minimum standards for combating severe forms of human trafficking: Tier 1 - governments who fully comply with TVPA's minimum standards; Tier 2 - governments who do not fully comply but are making significant efforts to improve compliance; Tier 2 Watch List - governments who do not fully comply, are making significant efforts, has a continued increase in the number of victims, and fails to provide evidence of increased efforts; and Tier 3 - governments who do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making an effort to do so. Tables and figures